This information was provdied by the BCCSU website (2020)
The BCCSU (2020) reports that treatment and supportive recovery services are live-in or bed-based substance use services that offer a range of programs and supports to help people who are looking to reduce or abstain from substances, including reducing the harms associated with substance use. Programs can vary in length, types of services offered, a model of care and intensity of supports available.
The BCCSU (2020) has provided a list of services available in communities in B.C. to find information.
The lists also include contact information and links to service providers websites, general eligibility criteria, and confirmation of which service providers accept clients on Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) (BCCSU, 2020).
Licensed services typically offer a higher intensity program to people who may require clinical services to achieve their treatment and recovery goals.
Some features of a licensed service may include: regularly scheduled, structured psycho-educational-social/ life skills, peer support plus increased programming and support by credentialed staff e.g. clinical counselling, behavioural therapy, medical support.
Registered services offer supports and service to individuals who are looking to work on their recovery goals in a communal environment that does not provide the same intensity of support as a licensed service.
Some features of a registered service include: regularly scheduled, structured psycho-educational-social/life skills and peer support (e.g. group) and support to access outside medical services (clinical counselling, medical professional). Staff of registered supportive recovery residence are not typically clinical health care professionals.
Both licensed and registered services in British Columbia can be delivered by not-for-profit organizations, private businesses and programs provided by health authorities.